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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
22:5 Shall not wear - Namely, ordinarily or unnecessarily, for in some cases this may be lawful, as to make an escape for one's life. Now this is forbidden, both for decency sake, that men might not confound those sexes which God hath distinguished, that all appearance of evil might be avoided, such change of garments carrying a manifest sign of effeminacy in the man, of arrogance in the woman, of lightness and petulancy in both; and also to cut off all suspicions and occasions of evil, which this practice opens a wide door to.
Isaac Idowu's comment on 2014-02-23 08:23:22:
Whenever Deut 22 5 is discussed the main contention is usually women and trousers Well God s words were given to take care of the past present and future which ought to be obeyed to the later Now the devil and his agent on assignment in making sure this instruction is not obey come up with what the call ladies trousers Why didn t the come up with men s skirts No they cannot do that reason is that women are their target as tools of SEDUCTION
Steve's comment on 2014-02-20 21:09:31:
Is it not clear that to everyone that we are not under the Law but we still have to live by the ten comandments if we take one verse and make it such an issue to try to control what our women wear is it not pants that is the issue here pants wern t even invented yet Ithink that homosexuality was really the issue here its been around as long as there s been sin men trying to be women and women trying tobe men looking like the opposite sex and laying with the same sex is both an abomination to God
Gozie's comment on 2014-02-19 23:59:09:
I think the mystries about Gods kingdom is not for a canal mind deutronomy 22 5 is saying a man should not wear woman physical structure vice versa For example a man changing his sexual organ to that of woman
Mikyes Emmanuel's comment on 2014-02-16 15:17:43:
Faustin's comment on 2014-02-06 03:36:07:
The bible says in the book of Genesis that after the fall, he slew a lamb and He clothed them, I am sure that what Deut22,5; 1Peter3,1-6 and 1Tim2,9-15 are just manifestation of what was done in the garden, God isn't a controversial God but He knows why He is saying so!!! Look around you how women are portraying themselves as "Sex appeal" with their tight and squeezed jean and legging? Do you think they are godly like that? I am not sure according to the word, they just look like sexual tool and you don't even desire marry such women unless for sexual avidity! Lord have mercy because the word of God prone holiness and that is the only thing people are afraid of and by the way they want to dilute the word! Also weak pulpit, those that are there for money making will never speak the truth, afraid to loose their money they make out of church goers! Only a true child of God will recognise the word without doubting it!!! God isn't a "theological entity, bible school or bishop" He interprets his own word and give it to those that yearn for the truth! Shalom
Nkopeti's comment on 2014-01-23 07:35:31:
Beloved, every sound Christian believes the Bible to be the word of God. It would therefore be dangerous if the totality of the scriptures is not accepted. It is even more disastrous when sentiments and selfish interest are used to interpret and teach the words of the living God whose standard and principle will never changed. Duet.22 : 5 is very clear in all translations and should not be subjected to any canal argument , except for cheap 'pastors' who are after quantity and not quality. This is more worrisome in today's Christianity.
Mohamed K Shaban's comment on 2014-01-17 13:06:18:
Read this screpture Romans 6:15-23,Mattew 8:24-29,dear christians obey the powerfull word of our mihty GOD,read this screpture james 4:1-10,thank you all, fom kenya,ilove JESUS.
Soldier Of Cross's comment on 2014-01-14 13:29:07:
naturally, every child listen to his/her father. Similalry only the children of God will accept the word/bible as their absolute and thus will never try to justify their wrongs. So those who are fighting scriptures know in their hearts whats wrong and right, even their concience does testify. So if you are fighting scriptures you are doing so bc of yr father the devil
George's comment on 2013-12-28 06:24:32:
According to deuteronomy 21 vs 18 to 21, therefore, whosesoever will not obey the commandment of God in deut. 22 vs 5 is stubborn and rebelious . And such person will not inherit the kingdom of God.
Anonymous's comment on 2013-12-22 10:50:47:
It hurt God when we disobey Him, women, men stick to His word in Duet. 22:5
GODWIN's comment on 2013-12-18 04:24:09:
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Essien Michael's comment on 2013-12-15 08:04:13:
Let it be that all who spoke on this issue,have spoken based on thier understanding of the scriptural pasage in quetion. It mustn't be based on selfish interest and desire. On this note, let me drop on our mind, that if some mode of dressing would aid the present day moral decadence, let's for kingdom sake see how we could get rid of such. As the scripture says, cut off any part of your body that causes one to sin or may deprive one of the kingdom of God. More so, having known that fashoins nowadays have really been influenced and corupted by the devil. If other religion could have a standard, let christains, while waiting for the return of our Lord Jesus Christ maintain absulute decency and modesty in dressing.Encourage one another by our dressing to stand not to fall.
Obi's comment on 2013-12-11 07:27:47:
Read Galatians 3:19-29. The first point is that we are no longer under the law. The law was given for a reason as the scriptural reference states. That aside, pants never existed as at the time when this law was given. I've never come across any portion of the scripture where God assigned pants to be a males dressing. Also Read Galatians 5:13. Ye have been called to liberty ; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. So you clearly see that it's about the state of your heart and you are clearly no longer under the bondage of the law. Gal 3:10. Nuff said.
Pastor Javed Francis's comment on 2013-12-03 01:49:23:
This scripture written for all the human b/c God created them male/female and God wanted to see them as He created them.and want some changes between female and male apperance,if we not follow them this againt the Law.culturely we what ever dress is eprated for men women we should follow.man should not wear female,s cloth and female should not mens dress.
Zachsmom's comment on 2013-11-25 10:27:57:
I think women should wear dresses/skirts all the time and and not even cut their hair to me it symbolizes feminimity. For example if you see a man and woman standing side by side both with pants and t-shirt on and both of their hair chopped off and they are standing with their backs facing you. How would you tell them apart? You wouldnt be able to and if he wanted the women to dress and look like men, then why would he even create men and women. My opinion is mine just like everybody else has them and it might not mean much, but just sit and think about it. God bless.
Benny's comment on 2013-11-25 04:47:41:
If Aaron wears skirt, jesus wears gown.Ask yourself what deut 22;5 is talking about, obviously not physical clothing.let the holy spirit be our guard.
Peter Andortan's comment on 2013-10-29 06:22:54:
My brethren, the totality of this gospel we preach is that we shall all comform to the image of his dear son jesus christ. Then, we made it.Going by the Deut 22:5 i will like us to think as christ like over certain issued like these.Truely speaking our God is great God and full of wisdom, he's keeping us quiet because we didnt want to take the matter back to him who is the founder of it from the biginning.From the above comment i saw alot of self interest in many people veiw but the truth is that God will not break his word to please man.That shall put on what pertaining to but sex,who God was refering to,what was the bone of contetion,did God specifically pin point us that this what belong to and this to the woman or did women and men went to hid under this scripture to do evil.what i know is that the physical feature of a woman and man are not thesame therefore their compulsore are not thesame.Law is physical that most be kept but trut and Grace are spiritual which without the power of the holy spirit we can not get it right.Now as we go to God with certain issued let therefore go to God withDeut 22:5 for more understanding that will heal the heart of millions christian.God bless us all.
Jorge's comment on 2013-10-16 14:39:51:
I agree that women should not wear menís clothing and vice versa. But letís keep in mind that throughout the textual context in first few books of the Old Testament, robes were the garments used by both, men and women. So the difference was most likely in the design and decoration. Likewise today, if I Christian women want to wear pants, it would be appropriate to wear pants designed specifically for women, keeping in mind modesty.
SUNNY's comment on 2013-10-15 15:21:44:
To me it has been hitting my heart so i think deuteronomy 22:5 flashed more on transgenderism.
BITRUS SAMUEL MAGAJI's comment on 2013-10-15 01:19:00:
All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching the truth, rebuking error, correcting faults, and giving instruction for right living, so that the person who serves God may be fully qualified and equipped to do every kind of good deed (2 Timothy 3:16 ).
This means that all the books, chapters and verses, in the holy bible from Genesis 1:1 to Revelation 22:21, is inspired by God. God is unchangeable and when he say yes nobody can say no or semi-yes and vice versa. So please don't be deceived by anybody (Mathew 24:4 ).
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